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Contentment- A Lost Concept

Next Step Therapy - Monday, April 03, 2017
My mothers’ mother, my grandmother, passed away three years ago this coming June. She was one hundred and one years old when she left us, and she lived in her own home, without much assistance, until she was ninety-nine. Her name was Claribel Martin O’Neil, and in her own way, she   ...Read More

Protecting Your Child From Toxic People

Next Step Therapy - Friday, January 13, 2017
Two days before Christmas, I took my son and his friend to lunch at a local diner. This place has developed a reputation of “being slow,” which I had completely forgotten about. We grabbed a table, ordered, and started talking. A few minutes later, a family came in and sat at t  ...Read More

Patching Pinholes

Next Step Therapy - Wednesday, January 04, 2017
As we begin 2017, many of us are happy to be rid of 2016. It has been a rough year for so many – and that is all I’m going to say, because we are moving forward. I, personally, have about 32 different large projects to work on this year. As 2016 was ending, I was nearly giddy w  ...Read More

Kids Getting Older During the Holidays

Next Step Therapy - Thursday, December 01, 2016
I have had many parents over the years, particularly moms, tell me that they literally can’t stand watching their children get older. They seem to feel that with each and every stage their child moves through, something is lost. For some, this is particularly poignant at the Holidays. I  ...Read More

The Abominable Snowman

Next Step Therapy - Wednesday, November 09, 2016
When my oldest, Noah, was in 6th grade, I received a note from the teacher that his class would be doing a Christmas play. My son needed an Abominable Snowman costume. At the time, I was working two jobs, had two kids, did the vast majority of housekeeping tasks, was PTO president, helped out   ...Read More

You Seem to Have it All Together

Next Step Therapy - Thursday, October 13, 2016
I just took a vacation, by myself, to Las Vegas. It was a spontaneous decision, partially based on sadness, partially based on alcohol, and partially based on a need to “find myself/get myself together/find some healing.” Ok, honestly, it was based on the fact that I Googled flight  ...Read More

It's Scuffed

Next Step Therapy - Monday, September 19, 2016
I haven’t written much this summer. I would apologize, but it turns out that like most things, in the scope of millions of years and seven billion people, it doesn’t really matter if someone like me gets overly busy or has writer’s block and doesn’t write a blog. Your l  ...Read More

Make Memories With Your Kids

Next Step Therapy - Thursday, June 16, 2016
I woke up this morning to sunshine, a house full of kids and dogs, and the State Police at the neighbor’s house informing them that their adult daughter had been killed in a car accident overnight. I am literally sick over their loss. You can trust that when she got in that car, it never  ...Read More

Kids Are Time and Money Consuming....

Next Step Therapy - Monday, May 09, 2016
I’ve written several pieces in recent months about having a child graduating from high school, and now I’m writing about a part of it that I haven’t yet addressed. In general, I am going to talk about the inverse relationship of how old your child gets, and the amount of money  ...Read More

When Should Your Child See a Specialist?

Next Step Therapy - Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Oh, fair readers, this is a tough one, like many of the things we have addressed on this blog. If you haven’t picked up on this by now, I, Tracy, the lead writer on this site, am a gray person. I rarely see black and white while discussing topics – I frequently see gray. I have a   ...Read More

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